Costas N. Georghiades 
Delbert A. Whitaker Chair Professor of ECE
Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering
Associate Agency Director, TEES

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Costas N.  Georghiades received the B.E. degree with distinction from the American University of Beirut in June 1980, and the M.S. and D.Sc. degrees from Washington University in St. Louis in May 1983 and May 1985, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. Since September 1985 he has been with the Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) department at Texas A&M University, where he holds the Delbert A. Whitaker Endowed Chair. From 2005 to 2012 he served as ECE Department Head and since 2012 he serves as Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering. He also serves as Associate Agency Director for the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES). His general interests are in the application of information, communication and estimation theories to the study of communication systems and in particular wireless and optical communication systems.

Dr. Georghiades is a Fellow of the IEEE and a registered Professional Engineer in Texas. Over time he served in editorial positions for several journals, including the IEEE Transactions on Communications, the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications and the IEEE Communications Letters where for the latter he also served as Editor-in-Chief. He has been involved in organizing a number of conferences, including as Technical Program Chair for the 1997 IEEE Communication Theory Mini Conference and the 1999 IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Technical Program Chair for the 2001 Communication Theory Workshop, general Co-Chair of the 2004 Information Theory Workshop and as General Co-Chair of the 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory. In other service, he served as Chair of the Communication Theory Technical Committee (CTTC), in the IEEE Communication Society’s Awards Committee and as Chair for the IEEE Information Theory Society’s Fellows Committee.

Dr. Georghiades was the recipient of the 1995 Texas A&M University College of Engineering Halliburton Professorship and in 2002 the E.D. Brockett Professorship. From 1997 to 2002 he was the J.W. Runyon Jr. Endowed Professor and in 2002 he became the inaugural recipient of the Delbert A. Whitaker Endowed Chair. He currently serves in the IEEE Hamming Medal committee, the Communication Society’s Awards committee and until recently was Chair of the Wireless Communication Letters Steering committee. In 2012 he received the IEEE Communication Society’s Communication Theory Technical Committee Service Award.

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